I have been viewing the changing “land”scape in SL for some time now and recently come to the decision that Ars Virtua needs to change it’s business model. Because of this all AV lands are for sale, I will cut a super deal for (or grant) land to other arts organizations in SL. I am in the process of archiving and documenting our current holdings with the intent to perhaps move some over to our opensim, but to mothball the others.
We are not shutting down, just refocusing. In my mind there is no reason to maintain the presence we have currently, but instead we will rent lands for future shows and focus on communities that need or want the aid that we as a cultural institution can provide. Second Life has always been about social connections for me, I want to honor that and give something back.
Our recent success in other environments has made this very attractive both in terms of time available and cash expenses.
If you are an arts organization and are interested in a super deal or a mainland grant please contact me in world.
I shall be converting a small parcel I own in Neufreistadt to a theater to host the Streaming Museum for the interim period but all other exhibits are closing. After a brief dark period I plan to test our new model with a new curated show.
james / Rubaiyat Shatner
the holdings I have that are available are listed below:
|Seventh Eye~16||Seventh Eye (34,154)||16|
|Seventh Eye~16||Seventh Eye (38,150)||16|
|spare primland||Seventh Eye (84,156)||512|
|annex 2||Seventh Eye (112,198)||1,664|
|Second Home||Seventh Eye (240,192)||4,096|
|Becoming Dragon Performance Sp||Seventh Eye (160,32)||4,096|
|Ars Virtua Convening Space||Seventh Eye (64,94)||11,328|
|Ars Virtua, New Media Center||Dowden (32,32)||3072|
|Ars Virtua: Gallery 2||Butler (240,16)||1024|
|A Yard||Leodegrance (228,84)||4,928|